Quilt of Valor

I started sewing on this QOV top last  month. I had saved this panel forever with a specific person in mind and had finally decided on a design.

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Last week I got it loaded into the frame and there it sat for a week. Sunday I finally started quilting and spent most of yesterday working on it. Long arm quilting is much faster than hand quilting but it is not exactly quick. I started with ruler work in the blue borders. 

And then used tiny back and forth lines to make the squares pop.


Feathers in the hour glass blocks.

 

 And lots of outlining in the center panel. A peek at the back:

I hope to have this one bound and labeled by Friday. Linking up with Free Motion by the River and Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Quilt of Valor

  1. ~Deb says:

    Another stunner! Those feathers are gorgeous and your background fill really does make those squares ‘pop’ 😉 While watching one of Angela Walters’ craftsy.com classes late last night, she referred to the tiny ‘back & forth’ quilting as ‘tooth pick quilting’…LOVE it! I’ve used it in several QOVs and not only is it very effective but, it’s Fast & FUN – two of my very favorite things to do in quilting. Looks like you are doing the same, it definitely shows in your beautiful quilting!

    Happy Quilting,
    ~Deb

  2. Vicki in MN says:

    I too like doing that type of border you did in the blue. Nice work Katy!

  3. I really like how you did the feathers in the hour glass blocks. I have difficulty getting a good shaped feather, but seeing them done like this might be easier for me to do. The border looks fantastic, I especially like the way the squares pop.

  4. Oh, wow! Your quilting is just amazing. Beautiful! Can’t wait to see the whole thing!

  5. Kathy says:

    Gorgeous quilting – it really makes that quilt!

  6. quiltiferous says:

    Such a beautiful Quilt of Valor!

  7. Lara B. says:

    I love to see quilters take a panel and turn it into something awesome with their piecing and quilting.
    Great work Katy!

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